I wander | South Korea (대한민국)

5:15 AM



안녕 여러분~
It all started as a joke after I saw a photo of LINE Friends Pop-Up Store somewhere on Instagram and immediately LINE-d my girls and said something like "look at this cutie! (giant Brown statue in the middle of the store), why can't they have it here in KL? Let's save up and fly to Seoul for this! Lol"

As much as sakit hati tengok orang beli barang EXO every month and cafe hopping every week, tapi rileks.. I got better plans in my mind. So that's how I kept telling myself for 20 months.

Skipping other crap stories that I'm about to write but I managed to hold myself back. Or am I? Lol whatever.

"Why did I bring this stupid boots?!"
Still.. nervous me.
Filled the Customs Declaration form on the spot because we were so bored.
Done but still can't sleep. It was half past 2 in the morning.

I was so tired and I don't know if it was jet-lag or something but I got the symptoms and super not-in-mood to snap any photos after we landed in Gimhae International Airport in Busan. My head was spinning, dizzy, sleepy and emotionally unstable I felt like stabbing anyone who makes me edgy especially that lady at the immigration counter. If only I could shove my boots down her throat for taking too long to stamped my passport.

We spent like an hour at this spot because there's high speed WiFi

I googled so many blogs about how to get around to Incheon or Seoul from Busan but none of them was helping even one bit, I was so close to killing someone. It was so cold, windy and hungry and the fact that I kept reading unhelpful articles thinking it would lead me to something but it wasn't, made me walked back inside and try to look for Tourist Information Counter. Thank God I found one near limousine rental and done! So to anyone who wants to go to Incheon or Seoul from Gimhae Airport, Busan, here's how:

1) Get yourself a T-Money at the 7/11 next to Dunkin Donuts (KRW2,700 each)
- Here's an info for you: you pay 10% cheaper using T-Money than using cash/one way ticket
2) Walk to Gimhae Light Rail Transit across the airport
3) Go to Daejeo Station
4) From Daejeo Station, transit to Line 3 and go to Yeonsan Station
5) From Yeonsan Station, exit to the Bus Terminal and take an express bus to Incheon or Seoul (ticket fares range from KRW24,100 - KRW36,000 at any counter)

Best part is, we missed our bus at 3.50PM so we only received 30% of our money back and have to buy another tickets to Incheon and the 5.25PM is the earliest and most expensive one (oh my God..). We arrived in Incheon Bus Terminal around 9.20PM and reached Juan-Dong where we rented a studio apartment there almost midnight.

Homey Studio Apartment just for us!
We got lost in Juan tried to find our apartment building and just our luck, we asked a random man who was waiting for someone at the Juan Station for a direction and he was (super super!) kind enough to show us the way using google map all the way in front of our doorstep like.. What? He even help us with the luggage and waited for us to settle down so he knew we are fine and safe. I can't believe people like him still exist! He can't even speak English for God sake kami communicate umpama ayam dengan itik. The struggle with the luggage was real. The hills was no joke but it was worth it. Hope my directions would be helpful to anyone who is clueless as we were before.

Here's a tip: jangan malu bertanya. Yeah not everyone here can speak or understand English but at least give it a try, just show them your address, it could be a little help. In our case, so much help.

Will post about our accommodation really soon ^.^


Listening to: Infinite (인피니트) - The Eye (태포)

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12 Comment(s)

  1. hopefully i can go to korea too ~ I just started save money to travel abt a few months ago

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    1. I hope you will get to go to Korea one fine day :) I save up for two years and it's worth it.

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  2. you're so lucky!
    anyway, i just wanted to say that I LOVE the way your scrollbar scrolls down VERY smoothly.

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    1. Thanks! You are the first person that ever mentioned about my scrollbar. I didn't noticed it before. Thank u again :)

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  3. Anonymous10:48 AM

    lol macamna boleh terjumpa blog kau. #Adam

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    1. Hahahaha pegi main jauh2 sana!

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  4. Lol i remember the time i am finding my guesthouse in busan, all of them cant speak english haha

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    1. In Busan I slept at Al-Fatah Mosque for 2 days because my friend messed up our guesthouse booking. And yeah they hardly speak any English but they tried to help with all their might because I remember an ahjumma as old as my grandmother helped my friend topup her T-Money for the first time even though she couldn't speak english. So nice of them :)

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  5. I wish I could go there as well

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    1. I'll pray for you that one day you'd get to go there 😊

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  6. Ahh, it's so exciting when you're travelling with friends isn't it? Wish I can go to there one day. I'll be sure to come back to this post of yours just for that instruction to Seoul from the airport. Haha. But yes, I agree about jangan malu bertanya. I mean, when we're in a foreign country, it's not possible to not ask the people there for directions or just about anything because for sure, they know more than us anyway. Great post, babe!

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    1. Hope this post will be helpful to some people who as clueless as we were. Lol! First time always the hardest. 2 years of planning alhamdulillah membuahkan hasil. Tqa doakan Ain supaya one day you'll get to go to South Korea or anywhere with your friends (or me lol 😂) when you have some free time. It's really worth it walaupun sekejap. Thanks babe. Harap2 lah post ni membantu.

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